Emergency responders carry gunshot wounds on stretchers in Ocean Drive
Miami Beach officials have declared a state of emergency following the shootings over a weekend break in South Beach.
The state of emergency will take effect on Thursday, the Miami Beach City manager said, according to WSVN.
Officials have also imposed a midnight curfew starting Wednesday night.
City officials in Miami Beach have declared a state of emergency over the weekend, which included shelling and an irresistible spring break in the South Beach recreation district.
Miami Beach City Manager Alina T. “We want to declare a public emergency effective Thursday,” Hudak said.
Mayor Dan Gelbar, along with city commissioners, made the official announcement outside Miami Beach City Hall around 4 p.m.
“If you want to see what a very frustrated and angry mayor looks like, you’re looking at him,” Gelbar said.
Gelbar also announced new crowd control measures for the remainder of the spring break.
“It’s going to enforce a midnight curfew, starting Wednesday night, at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, going through the weekend,” Gelbar said. “It’s not your parents’ spring break. It’s completely different. “
“What I saw this year made me look at it and almost cry. You can see that the gunfire was about 10 feet away from an officer in the ATV, so turn off the ATV and go after it, because he doesn’t know where the gunfire is coming from. It’s a problem, “said Miami Beach Police Chief Richard M. Clements.
More than 500,000 college co-editors have landed on Florida beaches for this year’s Spring Break Party.
Spring Breaker Tower on Miami Beach
South Beach officials worked to avoid last year’s riots and enforced a new law that limits alcohol sales after 2 p.m.
Despite increased police presence and additional measures to prevent violence, gunfire erupted on Ocean Drive from midnight on Saturday to Sunday morning.
Spring breakers heard gunshots and ran for their lives.
The three were shot and taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, police said.
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Then it is trampled # Gunfight On # Miami Beach On #oceandrive btwn 8th and 9th 12:16 AM. We were there. Video: VictorPoyer09 MiamiBichNews Uninoticus wsvn Telemundo51 @ Telemundo News pic.twitter.com/vY5i2e5WA6
– Annabel Gago (gago_anabel) March 20, 2022
There was also a stampede on Thursday night – after St. Patrick’s Day, a gun scare in Miami.
We were told we had to get the car back #OceanDrive. The only way to keep people from “gathering” and “partying” was to erase our dream of a world-class pedestrian promenade and replace cars with people.
Last night, St. Patty’s Day, the thesis was examined. pic.twitter.com/dI0kU7zhoX
– Better Streets Miami Beach (@BikeWalkMB) March 18, 2022
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